July 17, 2019

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Land Use/Zoning

Approved: No through Trucks on Ben Venue Road

In the week of July 1, there were three accidents on Ben Venue Road involving through trucks. In the most serious accident, a semi crushed a small car against the road embankment. Luckily, no one was hurt, but Ben Venue residents lost no time in sending photos of the accidents to Brich, Khoury, Lynch, DeTuncq,and Nesbit, as well as to State Delegate Michael Webert and Senator Mark Obershain. […]

Crime & Courts

Lee sentenced on alcohol-related charges

Brittney Michele Lee, 31, was sentenced in Rappahannock County Circuit Court Monday on charges of a second DWI in five years and drinking while driving with an open container of alcohol, both misdemeanors; as well as a felony charge of a third DWI in five years with a blood alcohol content of .20, almost three times the legal limit of .08. […]

Photos

Lade was here — and still is

The rocky perch, which affords a spectacular view of the Shenandoah Valley, was obviously a special place for Lade, who took the time and effort to document each subsequent visit by carving years 60, 61, 62, and 63 beneath the original 1959. […]

Business

That about sums it up

It was only a few weeks ago that Theresa Wood, president of Businesses of Rappahannock, sent out word that BOR, in partnership with destinations leader Lou Hammond Group and the Virginia Tourism Corporation, had secured a media visit to the county from Abbe Baker, digital editor for the Michelin Guide and contributor to Food & Wine magazine. […]

Parks and Recreation

Giving Roy Sullivan his due — and distance

“Roy Sullivan was a park ranger at Shenandoah National Park,” park officials educate visitors as lightning season shifts into high gear. “On seven occasions between 1942 and 1977, Ranger Sullivan was struck by lightning and lived to tell about it. Please be safe and stop all outdoor activities when you hear thunder.” […]

Books

Cochlear implant leads to new sounds — and book

It started over 30 years ago when Sloane reported to an ENT a constant ringing in his ears. A few years later, he received his first pair of hearing aids. Then, three years ago, his audiologist approached him with the idea of getting a cochlear implant. After some indecision, he went through the tedious process of applying, and, a few months later, underwent surgery. […]

Health and Healthcare

Free Clinic changes business model to accommodate expanded Medicaid program

The enduring mission of the Fauquier Free Clinic (FFC) is to provide eligible residents of Fauquier and Rappahannock counties with access to comprehensive medical, dental and mental health care. This year, the clinic’s business model underwent extensive changes to accommodate new and existing patients when Medicaid expanded its services for low-income adults throughout Virginia. […]

School/Education News

School news for July 11

Paul Larner, the new Chairman of the WCDS Board, secured more than a million dollars in operating capital. And with that largesse, Larner and the Wakefield Board have earmarked $100,000 for scholarships this fall; and twenty-three colleges are participating in the 2019 Virginia Private College Week from July 22-27, offering campus tours and information sessions about academic programs, admissions, financial aid, and student life. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for July 11

A man named Henry Lillard of Amissville, known as the Amissville whittler, would carve things with a pocket knife. Recently, granddaughter Cheryl Taylor donated some wonderful carvings by her grandfather to the Rappahannock Historical Society so people could stop in to see his amazing work. Henry didn’t use any fancy tools, only a barlow pocket knife that he had found. […]

Letters to the Editor

Go figure

Since Route 29 North is to be closed for sometime starting July 8, VDOT in their usual brilliance has decided to pave Crest Hill Road starting July 8, which would be a way for us to access I-66, bypassing Warrenton and Route 17, alleviating some traffic issues through Warrenton. […]

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  • WBRBA Official Opening

    July 17, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Inc, 15044 Ryland Chapel Rd, Rixeyville, VA 22737, USA
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  • Rappahannock Free Clinic

    July 17, 2019  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    12699 Lee Hwy, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Macedonia Prayer and Revival services

    July 17, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Macedonia Baptist Church, 574 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill, VA 22627, USA
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  • WBRBC Missions Day

    July 18, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Inc, 15044 Ryland Chapel Rd, Rixeyville, VA 22737, USA
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  • Coffee and Conversation

    July 18, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    76 W Shirley Ave, Warrenton, VA 20186, USA
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  • WBRBC Memorial Sermon

    July 19, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Inc, 15044 Ryland Chapel Rd, Rixeyville, VA 22737, USA
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  • Amissville Methodist Breakfast

    July 20, 2019  8:00 am - 10:00 am
    Amissville United Methodist Church, 14760 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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  • Little Washington-Rappahannock County Butterfly Count

    July 20, 2019  8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    7 Park Lane, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Rappahannock Butterfly Count

    July 20, 2019  9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Rappahannock County Park, 7 Park Lane, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Macedonia Baptist Homecoming

    July 21, 2019  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Macedonia Baptist Church, 574 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill, VA 22627, USA
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